CRYSTAL CAMP: a 4-Day Forest Immersion + Divination Retreat.

Crystal Camp

July 25 - 28, 2024

Meet me by the fire and

Sink into a soul nourishing and

Re-wilding experience as you enjoy

A weekend of Forest-Bathing,

Ceremony, and Crystal Divination.

It’s time to Return to Your True Nature!

I can't wait. Sign me up.

a 4-Day Retreat at Sanctuary 906

10 acres of private deep forest land in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan

Thursday, July 25th – Sunday, July, 28th.

Retreat begins at 3pm et on Thursday afternoon and closes at 2pm et on Sunday.

Hello Beautiful Soul,

It is time to reconnect with your True Nature!

2024 is inviting each of us to powerfully embody and stand in the wisdom of our soul. We are being called to more brilliantly shine our light in the world. And many of us are being called to intuitively lead, within our lives, in new and meaningful ways.

This retreat is a space to sink deeper into that energy. Through a forest immersion and connection with the crystals and stones, you will slow down and create space to listen closely to the wisdom of your soul.

During this 4-day adventure you will . . .

  • Re-wild as you disconnect to reconnect. Take a pause from your busy day to day life, and welcome the nourishing forest vibes as an ally for attuning to the Earth’s rhythm.
  • Fine tune your intuitive nature through practices for soulful listening. Expand your capacity to listen to spirit and the voice of your soul. Experience the forest with all of your senses. Let it come alive and reconnect you with your intuition as you delve into the art of divination.
  • Connect with like-minded souls. Gather in sacred space and in joyful experiences as you connect with others ready to cultivate a more meaningful relationship with self through time in nature and inner exploration.

This event will happen at Sanctuary 906 . . . a primitive yet magical space in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan where Chris and I spend our summers enjoying time in the forest, swimming in the crystal clear spring-fed lake, and star-gazing as the night come to a close.

This beautiful space, that we affectionately refer to as camp, is incredibly sacred. The spirit of the land is lively. It is a space for re-wilding through forest-bathing and soulful self connection. You will leave your Crystal Camp experience feeling rejuvenated and truly inspired in your life!

Join me for a soulful weekend of both forest and crystal immersion. I would truly be honored to journey with you.

with love and joy, Lori

Rocks on Log - Lake Superior
Coffee and journal by Lake Eva
Moon Rock by Fire - Lake Eva
Rocks on Log - Lake Superior

Here’s what you can expect at Crystal Camp.

Please note that all times are given in Eastern Standard Time.

Day 1.

2 – 3pm et – Gather.
3pm – Opening Circle. Sink into the energy of the weekend.
Clarify personal intention.
5pm – Nature and reflection time.
6pm – Step into Ceremony – Activate Intentions.
7:30pm – Close for the evening.

Day 2.

10am – Morning Adventure to Lake Superior for rock hunting and meditation. 
2:00pm – Lunch Break ollowed by personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
3:30pm – Divination Time.
6:00pm – Community Dinner – Pot Luck Style (bring a dish to share) followed by personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
7pm – Gather by the fire for an evening ritual.

Day 3.

10am – Morning circle time for reflection and insight.
Circle time for sacred sharing following by a sacred practice to attune you to the day.
11:30am – Personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
12:30pm – Guided crystal connection, play, and exploration.
1:30pm – Lunch Break
3:30pm – Divination play and exploration followed by personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
5:30pm – Community Pizza Dinner hosted by Chris and Lori.
7pm – Gather by the fire for a ritual.

Day 4.

10am – Circle time to share reflections and glean insight from the previous day.
Personal time for reflection, ritual, nature exploration.
12pm – Closing ceremony to activate your creation.
2pm – Departure.

Explore the Art of Divination

Embrace your Inner Wisdom.

Amplify your Light.

Align with your Vision.

 

 

Crystal + Stone Divination

From the crystal oracle to casting the stones we will delve deep into the art of crystal and stone divination. 

During this retreat we will be working intimately with Lori’s oracle deck: The Stones Speak Oracle. If you have not purchased a deck, you can purchase your own deck at camp for $58.

The Stones Speak Oracle by Lori A Andrus
Crystal Camp Mug
Crystal Camp Mug
Crystal Camp Offering

Here’s what Amanda has to say about Crystal Camp

I am soooo grateful that I was able to attend Lori Andrus’s first Crystal Camp offering.

I feel like soooo much healing, processing, and connection happened in a very short amount of time.

The location where this camp took place is VERY SACRED LAND.  Immediately when you are greeted (with a warm smile) at the main road and taken back into camp, you get the sense that you are SAFE, but there is a spirit of ADVENTURE that really brings out creativity and curiousness.

Every attendee had their own “campsite” which allowed for your own sacred space within the sacred space.

Even though it is very RUSTIC, there was a clean and nice porta potty and also a shower set up if you wanted to shower. I chose to bathe in the absolutely amazing Lake EVA several times and the water was clean/clear and nourishing.  Even though it did rain on an off throughout the weekend, we took shelter and did most of our “sessions” in the large event tent that was set up beautifully.  I happened to know one of the other attendees so it was great to spend some quality time with her but I also really appreciated meeting the others that showed up.  It was truly a special group and we were able to be vulnerable and share with each other which felt very comfortable.

I enjoyed all of the sessions offered, including the bodywork done by Angie which was optional and I am very glad I chose to book a session with her! I also really LOVE the item I created to take with me.

I was on the fence about coming, not because I didn’t want to, but I had some other life factors really making it challenging.  I am sooooo glad I did!  It was truly THE BEST thing I did for myself in all of 2023!

Lori Andrus really knows how to hold BIG, BEAUTIFUL and SACRED space!

Amanda List

Join Lori for a 4-day Forest Retreat

$998

or two payments of $550

What to Expect at the Forest Sanctuary

Day Accommodations

The Forest Sanctuary is Primitive. We are located on a small inland lake near Toivola, MI. Approximately 25 minutes south of Houghton.

Please Note: Meals and Overnight accommodations are not included with your registration (scroll down for more details and options). 

Indoor and Outdoor Spaces: We will mostly be outside for this event. But, if it rains, we have the big white canvas wall tent to work within (see picture above). Think glamping tent. This space is heated with a space heater and gets pretty toasty. It’s a wonderful space that is dry and warm.

Parking: There is plenty of space to park. 

Bathroom: A port-a-potty is rented for event guests. We also have a hand wash station set up outside. Like camp, it’s primitive. But it’s clean and works very well.

On the trail: Bordering on CFR lands, there are an abundance of old logging roads that we use for trails.

On the Water: Seated on a quiet inland lake. It is spring fed and crystal clear. The water can be a bit chilly, but it is quite refreshing on a warm summer day. A dock, canoe, paddle boards, and life jackets are available. Bring along your swimsuit. Our outdoor shower area is a lovely changing room.

By the fire: Enjoy evenings by the fire for both ceremony and social times.

In the forest: Bordering on CFR lands, we are deep in the forest. Our immediate 10 acres are an abundance of hardwood trees: Oak, Maple, Birch, and Ironwood. This is a very quiet area. Trails, gravel roads, and more are available for wandering and hiking.

Cell service, internet, electricity: Sanctuary 906 may be remote, but it does have all three of the above. How cool is that?!

Koda on lookout
Angela Bain

 Optional Retreat Add-on

An out-door, hands-on, customized energy session with Angela Bain

Angie will be traveling to the Northwoods from her practice in Green Bay to offer  highly personalized, private sessions during our retreat weekend. Angie is a licensed massage therapist with advanced certifications in acupressure, reiki, and reflexology.

Angie’s session are AMAZING! I speak from experience.

Each session with Angie is a highly personalized energy experience. It will support you to ground and embody your retreat experience.

What better way to enhance your weekend?!

Interested? Let Lori know with your registration. She will help to coordinate the details.

Personalized energy sessions with Angie are $100 for 75 min. 

What people are saying . . .

I thoroughly enjoyed participating in Crystal Camp. The setting was so nurturing and refreshing. The woods, the lake, the campfires, and the amazing women set the tone for a soul nurturing experience.

Lori set a wonderful tone of holding space for whatever everyone needed at any given moment. Our group was diverse, yet connected so easily given Lori’s facilitation. The creative process nudged me out of my comfort zone, but the atmosphere and Lori’s coaching made it very satisfying.

Thanks so much for creating this opportunity Lori!

– Debbie Kowalkowski-Funk

Words don’t do justice to describe the experience of this retreat. It was founded on connection and openness, and definitely catered well to each person on their individual journeys. This was the perfect getaway for connecting deeper with ones’ self and personal path.

– Ambyr Habeck

Walk with me in the Forest

Feel the earth beneath your feet.

Sink your roots deep into the soil.

Be nourished by the wisdom and love of the great mother
as her sacred presence rises to meet you.

 

Where to Stay

Please note: Overnight accommodations are not included with your registration fee.

Offsite and Onsite options are available.

Please note that onsite accommodations are primitive and space is limited.
Requests will be honored on a first come first serve basis.

On-Site Accommodation Options

3 Primitive Campsites are available for $20/night.

These are available upon a first come first serve basis. If being on site feels aligned for you, message Lori at support@loriaandrus.com

Please note: You will need to provide your own tent and other camp gear.

  • Water for hand washing and showering is available.
  • There is an on-site port-a-potty restroom.
  • Drinking water is available for day use, but I invite you to bring along extra if you are planning to camp.

Off-Site Accommodation Options

Depending upon your preferences for location, comfort, etc. Here are some places to explore.

Campgrounds:

  • McLain State Park
  • Twin Lakes State Park
  • Houghton County Park

Hotels:

  • Parkview Lodge and Grill in Twin Lakes
  • Independence Stay in Houghton
  • Country Inn & Suites in Houghton
  • The Holiday Inn Express in Houghton
  • The Vault in Downtown Houghton

Where to Eat

Please note: Meals are not included with your registration fee (with the exception of pizza night).

On-Site

Light snacks, filtered water, coffee, and tea will be offered.

For your lunch and/or dinner . . . Pack a cooler and bring along your favorite picnic foods. There are beautiful spots throughout camp to enjoy your packed lunch in nature — either on your own or in the company of other campers.

POTLUCK NIGHT

Last year we had a spontaneous pot luck dinner. It was a deliciously joyful meal together. Plan to bring along a dish to pass for a Friday night community meal.

PIZZA NIGHT

One of the local’ish restaurants has fantastic pizza. We will order and pick up pizza for dinner on Saturday night for another community dinner.

Off-Site Options

Off-site meal options will be shared with you upon registration.

Other Logistical Nuggets . . .

Be sure to read thoroughly.

Forest Sanctuary Location

We are located approximately 30 minutes south of Houghton, MI off Hwy 26.

Precise location details and directions will be shared with registration.

The Forest Sanctuary is approximately 2.5 miles from a main access road. The driveway is well maintained and easy to access with a standard vehicle.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival time begins at 2pm eastern time on Thursday, August 25th. Our first session begins at 3pm eastern time. Please schedule accordingly.

Departure is by 3pm eastern time on Sunday, August 28th. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

If you plan to camp on site, plan your set-up and take-down accordingly.

Weather in the Forest

Weather in the Keweenaw Peninsula is wildly and wonderfully unpredictible. We are located about 10 miles ‘as the crow flies’ from Lake Superior. We are also on the western side of a ridgeline. This means that we have more precipitation and cooler temperatures than other local areas.

The weather changes quickly and while most days are absolutely beautiful, we feel it is important to be ready for anything.

Daytime temperatures are typically between the 60’s-80’s. Evenings and overnight temperatures may be in the 50’s – 60’s.

Plan to bring rain gear, warm clothes, and a swimsuit for the lake. We will spend most of our time outside, connecting with the land – your right gear will help you to be comfortable.

What to Bring?

– Layers of clothing.
– Rain gear.
– Warm jacket.
– Comfortable footwear. From sandles to hikers, bring what you need to keep your feet cozy and comfortable.
– Swimwear. (if you’d like to take a dip in the lake)
– Towel and other shower items. Camp has an on-demand hot water, out-door shower for your use. We will put up a schedule for times.
– Plan your meals. Bring a cooler. Plan to warm things over the fire. Pack your favorite snacks (for yourself, to share, or both)
– Ceremonial items that you like to use. (rattles, drums, incense, feather wands, specific ceremonial attire)
– Camp chair. (I do have several chairs on site, but if you have something specific that is easy to bring along, do so)
– Water Bottle and Favorite Mug. (I will have drinking water and warm beverages on site, but it is helpful if you bring along a water bottle or favorite mug. If you have preferred beverages, please bring those as well.)
– Bug stuff. This means something different for everyone. In fall the bugs are typically not too heavy. And we have well cleared trails and spaces around camp. That said, mosquito season has not yet let up. Last fall the ticks were heavy. So far this year they have been mild. We have bug spay (all sorts) along with mosquito repellant coils that we burn (like an incense). If there is something specific you prefer to use, please bring that along.

Travel - by car + by air.

Exact location will be shared upon registration. You will also receive directions and other fun details for navigating the northwoods and finding our ‘off the beaten path’ location.

The Forest Sanctaury is located about 25 minutes south of Houghton, MI, just off hwy 26.

If you are traveling by air, your closest airports are:
Sawyer International Airport in Marquette, MI (approximately 2hr drive)
Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, WI (approximately 4hr drive)

If you fly, plan to also rent a vehicle. The distance of the airports may add an extra overnight on each end of your journey. Let this be part of the adventure. The drive from both of these airports is gorgeous and filled with unusual and quaint locations along the way. We will give you some tips.

Refund and Cancellation Policy.

For cancellations made prior to May 1st, a full refund less a $50 processing fee.

Cancellations made after May 1st will be credited to a future event, program, or training with Lori A Andrus (less a $50 processing fee).

Join Lori for a 4-day Forest Retreat

$998

or two payments of $550

About Lori A Andrus . . .

Lori A Andrus

Lori is an artist, ceremonial guide, and wisdom teacher. With great joy and deep commitment, Lori artfully blends her background as an occupational therapist with nearly two decades of deep study in the areas of spirituality, earth-based healing, ceremony, and crystal wisdom.

Known for asking spot-on questions, she invites her clients to explore the most intimate facets of their soul. Her creative and inspiring online programs offer breakthrough lifestyle applications and support individuals in rising into their soul wisdom and shining brightly in the world.

Through the Meet Me in Sacred Space Podcast Lori shares practical ways to bring crystal wisdom and sacred practice into your everyday life.